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Tomaz Martinek

I knew I want to work in travel industry since my high school years. I was born in Slovenia's capital and spend my youth dreaming about showing other people our lovely country and travelling the world. That's why in 2006 together with Mojca I opened my own travel agency. Since then we are working enthusiastically on preparing new itineraries and we are completely dedicated to our clients' needs. I love my job!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We do multi-country sightseeing tours, combined with different activities from culinary experiences to hiking tours."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Travel has always been my passion. I considered myself lucky that finally I was able to combine my passion and work and become a travel agent. It was pretty easy for me to decide about by studies, as I knew I wanted to work in tourism. I studied tourism planning and in 2006 I opened my own travel agency together with my colleague Mojca. We have been working hard so that we can now happily say that we are confident in our services and we look forward to planning new trips for our beloved clients."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Truffle hunting in Slovenia with a local hunter and his dog. I really like that. It is such a great filling when dog finds the truffle and you can smell it fresh! And of course eat it later with pasta.

One of the thing that is also amazing and I will never forget it is winter skiing on the Morteratsch Glacier, Switzerland’s longest glacier run. Perfect activity for all advanced skiers."

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Recent trip reviews for Tomaz

KimKim delivered a GREAT trip experience (again)!
Austria | Jul 4 - Jul 11, 2024

Marla
Marla G.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 15, 2024
This is the second time we've used kimkim to book a trip (the first was Paris two years ago), and our experience was again fantastic. This time, I was even more "hands off" in terms of planning - I basically let kimkim know the dates we were flying into Munich and out of Vienna, and let them know we love history, culture, and food & wine experiences.
Tomaz, Zala and team did the rest!
I really appreciate the hotels the team booked for us. Given our lack of knowledge about the areas... Read more

This is the second time we've used kimkim to book a trip (the first was Paris two years ago), and our experience was again fantastic. This time, I was even more "hands off" in terms of planning - I basically let kimkim know the dates we were flying into Munich and out of Vienna, and let them know we love history, culture, and food & wine experiences.
Tomaz, Zala and team did the rest!

I really appreciate the hotels the team booked for us. Given our lack of knowledge about the areas we were travelling in, we would have had to spend countless hours (and stress!) trying to decide on these small, boutique hotels in the heart of everything....and we probably still would have booked some questionable spots. Tomaz, Zala and team made sure we were in great hotels, in great areas and close to all the transit options we needed.

Our guided walking tours were all excellent! In Munich, Salzburg and Vienna, we started with private walking tours to get a sense of each city. The guides were all fantastic, and the tours helped get us oriented and ready to appreciate all our other experiences.

And speaking of other experiences, we loved our History and Beer tour in Munich, our Baroque Music Dinner in Salzburg and we adored our Vienna food tour with Christof!

The crown jewel of guided experiences on our trip was our tour and wine tasting in the Wachau Valley. Tomas was an extraordinary guide and host. His love of wine, his connection to people & place in the region, and his own long-standing experience as a winemaker added a wonderful dimension to our day. We tasted apricots right off the tree (still warm from the sun!), saw the commanding presence of Melk Abbey, cruised the Danube and visited Durnstein and had the most memorable and delicious wine tasting and lunch at the Lagler Winery. Tomas also introduced us to one of the next generation winemakers in the region, and we brought home some incredible "souveniers."

There is so much more I could say, but I'll end by recommending travel by train between Munich, Salzburg and Vienna (such a lovely way to see the region!) and for using public transit in all three cities - it's easy, much more efficient than driving, and you see and experience so much more!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Mercure Munich City Centre
Munich

Great location by the Alstadt and close to the train station. Breakfast was fantastic and we loved trying all their different gins and tonics!

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Hotel Elefant
Salzburg

Extraordinary location on a medieval street with a charming patio!

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K+ K Hotel Maria Theresia
Wien

Great location, close to transit and a LOT of great restaurant options! In walking distance of the museum district and so much more.

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Activity Reviews
Private guided tour of Munich
Private guided tour of Munich
Munich

We loved our guide and all the context she provided for the unique-ness of Munich!

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Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour
Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour
Munich

Our guide was so friendly and provided entertaining insight aboutn Munich's beer culture and history!

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Guided walking tour of Salzburg
Guided walking tour of Salzburg
Salzburg

Our guide provided a warm welcome to this charming city, it's history and it's community. Born and raised in Salzburg, she was able to share context and worldviews that helped us appreciate this beautiful place, all the more!

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Classic Concert in Salzburg with dinner
Classic Concert in Salzburg with dinner
Salzburg

The musicians and singers were wonderful and the food was good! Loved the setting.

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Guided walking tour of Vienna
Guided walking tour of Vienna
Vienna

Our guide was exceptionally knowledgable about the history, cultural history and heartbeats of Vienna!

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Vienna's Sweet and Savory Food Scene
Vienna's Sweet and Savory Food Scene
Vienna

This was SUCH a fun (and tasty!) experience. Wolfli has a great team of guides....we loved our time with Christof! The food, the markets, the beverages.....it was all shared with great stories and local highlights. Highly recommend!

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Wachau Valley wine tour
Wachau Valley wine tour
Vienna

The crown jewel of guided experiences on our trip was our tour and wine tasting in the Wachau Valley.  Tomas was an extraordinary guide and host.  His love of wine, his connection to people & place in the region,  and his own long-standing experience as a winemaker added a wonderful dimension to our day.  We tasted apricots right off the tree (still warm from the sun!), saw the commanding presence of Melk Abbey, cruised the Danube and visited Durnstein and had the most memorable and delicious wine tasting and lunch at the Lagler Winery.  Tomas also introduced us to one of the next generation winemakers in the region, and we brought home some incredible "souveniers."

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Local specialist: Tomaz Martinek

If you haven't yet been there, you owe yourself a visit to Czech Republic!
Czech Republic | Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2024

Fred
Fred L.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Jun 30, 2024
This was our first trip to Czech Republic and we were very favorably impressed with the country and the amenities we saw. All of us left thinking we should have had more time in the country, but we didn't know that when we planned the trip because we knew so little about the country. We were six: grandfather (me), two daughters and one son-in-law, and two sixteen year-old granddaughters. We left all the plannig to Kim-kim, who contracted it out to Grand Cuvée Tours, and they did a good... Read more

This was our first trip to Czech Republic and we were very favorably impressed with the country and the amenities we saw. All of us left thinking we should have had more time in the country, but we didn't know that when we planned the trip because we knew so little about the country.

We were six: grandfather (me), two daughters and one son-in-law, and two sixteen year-old granddaughters. We left all the plannig to Kim-kim, who contracted it out to Grand Cuvée Tours, and they did a good job of selecting international connections, airport transfers, lodging, and tours.

International flights were on Ryan Air, a first on that carrier. We were not impressed with them: airport check-in was poorly organized in Rome (chaotic is a better description) and we would not fly with Ryan Air again if there were an alternative.

Connection from the airport to the hotel in Prague was easy and comfortable, and accommodations at the Hotel Cube were very good. We would recommend them for others going to Prague.

We had three tours while in Czech Republic:

1. a walking tour of Prague Castlle, old town, and Charles Bridge with Lenka while in Prague,

2. a road trip by van with guide and driver Pavel to Kutna Hora, where we saw the gothic cathedral and the bone church and learnend the importance of silver mining to the prosperity of the town, and

3. a road trip by van with guide and driver Pavel to the castle of Český Krumlov, where we walked through the gardens and the walkways of the castle. On the way back to Prague from Český Krumlov, we stopped to walk around Pisek, across the bridge, and to a restaurant where we enjoyed a light meal and local beer. This was an added stop for the day's tour, and a very worthwhile stop.

Both Lenka and Pavel were very good tour guides, with extensive knowledge of the history of the sites we were visiting and good English so they could explain what we were seeing and its significance to the history of the country. Both also had interesting insights on the long-term history of the Czech people and the place of the country in the wider history of Europe. My granddaughters (and all the adults) learned more about the pre-war and post-war of history Europe than they had learned in secondary school.

We also discovered over the course of four days that Prague has outstanding beer and dining facilities. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast at the hotel (a full breakfast, not just coffee and rolls), but we really enjoyed the lunches and dinners we found each day. The itinerary and guide for our tour said we would find good restaurants, and we truly did. Some were pricey, others were very reasonable, but all were good and we enjoyed menus that were new to us. An eating tour of Czech Republic would be a good plan!

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Czech Republic and very much appreciated the program put together by Grand Cuvée Tours, contracted by Kim kim. Our big takeaway from this is that the Czech Republic is a real treasure for tourists looking for a new and special experience. We were delighted with the time we had and the people who worked with us on every aspect of the tour. We will say we were somewhat surprised by the cost of the visit to Prague -- it actually cost us more than our subsequent visit to Rome, which lasted two days longer than our Prague visit.

Our sincere thanks to Lenka, Pavel, Hotel Cube staff, Grand Cuvée Tours, Kim Kim and the hundreds of people we talked and interacted with during the time we were in Czech Republic. Top marks and thanks to the organizers and guides!

Hotel Review
Hotel CUBE Prague
Prague

Very good hotel, great breakfast, excellent location (convenient to local dining), highly recommended.

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Very convenient for local dining, great location for walking tours of the city.
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Local specialist: Tomaz Martinek
Tomaz
Tomaz Martinek
Local specialist in Slovenia | Replied on Jul 08, 2024

Hi Fred, thank you for your great review and I look forward to see you travelling with KimKim again.

There were multiple agents we worked with bes...
Hungary | May 10 - May 27, 2024

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Nick W.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on May 28, 2024

There were multiple agents we worked with besides Tomaz. In general many of the guided trips we booked had time to walk or drive by sites but did not allow sufficient time to go inside structures to experience them. My brother Dan submitted a more detailed review by email and I added comments. We received responses from KimKim indicating our comments would be reviewed.

Local specialist: Tomaz Martinek

This was ourfourth Kim Kim trip. They did a ...
Austria | May 21 - May 26, 2024

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Thomas A.
Vero Beach, FL | Reviewed on May 27, 2024
This was our fourth Kim Kim trip. They did a fantastic job as they always do in Vienna and Bratislava. Morjca, our guide in Vienna , was everything we hoped for. She was extremely knowledgeable and experienced and showed us what we wanted to see. Milan , our guide in Bratislava, was outstanding and gave us a memorable two hours. Read more

This was our fourth Kim Kim trip. They did a fantastic job as they always do in Vienna and Bratislava. Morjca, our guide in Vienna , was everything we hoped for. She was extremely knowledgeable and experienced and showed us what we wanted to see. Milan , our guide in Bratislava, was outstanding and gave us a memorable two hours.

Hotel Review
Hotel Sans Souci Wien
Vienna

This was a first rate hotel. It was centrally located and service was outstanding. Breakfast was wonderful.

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Hotel was located in walking distance of the major sites
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Local specialist: Tomaz Martinek
Tomaz
Tomaz Martinek
Local specialist in Slovenia | Replied on May 27, 2024

Hi Thomas, thank you so much for your glowing review and for being a loyal KimKim traveler! We are happy to hear that your fourth trip with us was just as fantastic as the previous ones.
We look forward to planning your next adventure and continuing to provide you with outstanding travel experiences.

Tomaz

The entire trip was well organized and ran sm...
Austria | May 7 - May 13, 2024

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Mark L.
Raleigh, NC | Reviewed on May 16, 2024
The entire trip was well organized and ran smoothly. Directions on where to meet and at what times accurate. Tours were well run and tour guides knowledgable. Read more

The entire trip was well organized and ran smoothly. Directions on where to meet and at what times accurate. Tours were well run and tour guides knowledgable.

Hotel Reviews
Platzl Hotel - Superior
München

Great location in the heart of Munich. Very welcoming and accommodating staff.

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Boutiquehotel Am Dom
Salzburg

Adorable boutique hotel in the heart of Salzburg. Perfect location for all the sights.

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Hotel Kaiserin Elisabeth
Vienna

Perfect location for all the sights in Vienna. Great, welcoming staff.

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Activity Reviews
Private guided tour of Munich
Private guided tour of Munich
Munich

Thomas was knowledgeable and friendly.

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Dachau Concentration Camp - guided tour
Dachau Concentration Camp - guided tour
Munich

Liza was a fantastic tour guide. She was knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about sharing her knowledge of the Memorial Site.

Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour
Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour
Munich

Very fun tour sampling several beers and ending with a great meal. Sam was an outstanding tour guide.

Guided tour of Salzburg
Guided tour of Salzburg
Salzburg

Great tour of the Old Town in Salzburg. Terrific way to learn the history of the city.

Sound Of Music Tour Salzburg
Sound Of Music Tour Salzburg
Salzburg

Great overall tour of the important filming sites. We enjoyed getting out of "the city" and seeing the beautiful lakes in the countryside.

City Danube River Cruise
City Danube River Cruise
Vienna

We had expected to have some historical background, but there is none. The Cruise takes you up the canal and back on the same route, which is not the prettiest part of Vienna.

Vienna's Sweet and Savory Food Scene
Vienna's Sweet and Savory Food Scene
Vienna

Michelle was a terrific guide who showed us "off the beaten path" parts of Vienna. She is incredibly knowledgable in her Vienna food history as well as general Vienna city history. We had samples of many different types of local foods, and our only complaint is that there was way more food than we could eat!

Local specialist: Tomaz Martinek
Tomaz
Tomaz Martinek
Local specialist in Slovenia | Replied on May 17, 2024

Hi Mark, thank you so much for your trip review, we truly appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you on travelling with us again. Kind regards, Tomaz

We enjoyed all parts of our trip to Switzerla...
Switzerland | Jan 7 - Jan 15, 2024

Deirdre
Deirdre H.
Queensbury, NY | Reviewed on Jan 20, 2024
We enjoyed all parts of our trip to Switzerland! Our travel agents, Tomaz and Zala, did an amazing job helping us to identify different sightseeing options and how to make it all happen. Read more

We enjoyed all parts of our trip to Switzerland! Our travel agents, Tomaz and Zala, did an amazing job helping us to identify different sightseeing options and how to make it all happen.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Edelweiss Manotel
Geneva

We very much liked this hotel, the lobby was cozy, the location was great, the rooms and breakfast were much to our liking. The hotel staff was very helpful. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 Star is because the bathroom had an unpleasant odor to it. It could have just been our two rooms, I'm not sure.

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Hotel Artos Interlaken
Interlaken

It was a good location. The hotel didn't have a particularly nice lobby. It didn't have any ambiance of Switzerland. We weren't told before hand that the hotel is also a place for senior citizens. It was fine, but would have been helpful to have a heads up on that. The rooms were nice and comfortable and the breakfast was fine.

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It had no character of Switzerland at all.
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Hotel Ambassador - De la Paix
Luzern

Not much of a lobby but the rooms were spacious and very nice. We had an amazing balcony with an awesome view. The location was perfect, right in the middle of where we wanted to be. The breakfast was fine but not as extensive as the other places we stayed.

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Loved the balcony!!!
Location
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The rooms were big and nice.
Activity Reviews
Chocolate Flavours small-group tour
Chocolate Flavours small-group tour
Geneva

Our tour guide was wonderful! She was so knowledgeable and willing to answer all of the questions of the group. The best part of this tour was of course the delicious chocolate and the shops she took us to but also that with the walking, we got to see a lot of Geneva and she gave us so much history along the way. I definitely recommend this tour!

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Visit Patek Philippe Museum
Visit Patek Philippe Museum
Switzerland

We didn't get to go to this museum as it was closed Sundays and Mondays when we were in Geneva.

Guided tour of Montreux
Guided tour of Montreux
Montreux

We liked our guide, she was extremely helpful in guiding us to the bus and train station and taking care of our luggage on our tour. Honestly, we didn't think the area was that interesting. The lake was pretty and we did like seeing where Queen recorded but that's all.

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Cheese Tuk-tuk tour
Cheese Tuk-tuk tour
Lucerne

This was another great tour we loved! The guide/driver was very sweet and made sure we're comfortable and had lots of delicious cheese fondue and while we ate, he gave us a ride around the city and shared interesting information.

Luzern Chocolate tasting
Luzern Chocolate tasting
Lucerne

We liked it but not nearly as much as our first Chocolate tour in Geneva. This one was in the back room of a chocolate store. The woman shared with us about the history of chocolate and their company and we tasted delicious chocolate.

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Dinner Swiss Folklore Show in Stadtkeller
Dinner Swiss Folklore Show in Stadtkeller
Lucerne

This didn't happen. Apparently the show takes places during the warmer montjs

Local specialist: Tomaz Martinek
Tomaz
Tomaz Martinek
Local specialist in Slovenia | Replied on Feb 09, 2024

Hi Deirdre, thank you for your 5-star review! We look forward to seeing you on a new adventure with KimKim soon! Kind regards, Tomaz

Tomaz and his colleague Zala did a wonderful ...
Switzerland | Sep 16 - Sep 22, 2023

Graham
Graham H.
Greensboro, NC | Reviewed on Oct 04, 2023
Tomaz and his colleague Zala did a wonderful job helping us plan our trip to Switzerland. Tomaz took all of our "wants" and condensed it down into a doable itinerary that included everything we wanted. Zala worked on all the logistics and gave us detailed information about the hotels, excursions/adventures, and travel means (trains, buses) included in our trip. We did not have one bit of trouble getting to and from our destinations and we were given all our tickets, vouchers, etc. It was... Read more

Tomaz and his colleague Zala did a wonderful job helping us plan our trip to Switzerland. Tomaz took all of our "wants" and condensed it down into a doable itinerary that included everything we wanted. Zala worked on all the logistics and gave us detailed information about the hotels, excursions/adventures, and travel means (trains, buses) included in our trip. We did not have one bit of trouble getting to and from our destinations and we were given all our tickets, vouchers, etc. It was wonderful! This is our second time using KimKim and we will definitely use them again.

Hotel Reviews
Schweizerhof
Zürich

Very centrally located, clean, super friendly staff. We got there and were able to change our clothes (it was hotter than we thought!) and they stored our luggage for us while we did an excursion. The bed was comfortable and breakfast was delicious.

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It was in the heart of Zurich. Easy to walk to the train station, restaurants, shops.
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Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
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Comfortable bed, clean room.
Romantik Hotel Julen
Zermatt

This quaint hotel was delightful. The decor was so cozy and cute and the location was great. We could walk to every excursion we had booked. The bed was very comfortable, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was great.

Authenticity & Character
The wooden decor, the beautiful flowerboxes, the location. It was all just lovely.
Location
Excellent location in the heart of Zermatt.
Staff
Very helpful. Went over all the room amenities when we got there. Held our luggage for us after we checked out while we did an excursion. The staff of the restaurant was great as well.
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Eastwest Hotel
Geneva

A bit off the beaten path, but still in the heart of Geneva. We arrived at night and were leaving the next morning so we didn't have time to explore the city. The bed was comfortable, the room clean, the staff very nice and helpful.

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Location
Looked like it was in a great spot to walk to places. However walking there from the train station took us through a sketchy section of street.
Staff
Very friendly and offered suggestions for things for us to do (had we had the time)
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Belvedere Swiss Quality Hotel Grindelwald
Grindelwald

This hotel was amazing! The location was excellent--we could walk to and from the train station, to restaurants and shops. The view was breathtaking, the staff of the restaurant and the bar so nice and personable. The amenities were great too--a pool, a sauna and steam room, breakfast included (and so delicious). One night there was live music on the patio. By far this was our favorite hotel in Switzerland.

Authenticity & Character
The history of the hotel was so interesting. Family owned, still to this day and we often saw the owners! There were pieces of the hotel's history (furniture, knick knacks, receipt books, old books) and old photos throughout the lobby and the hotel.
Location
So easy to get to all shops, restaurants, train station.
Staff
Everyone was wonderful, from check in to restaurant staff, to housekeeping, to the bar staff. They all made us feel welcome and were so friendly.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Wonderfully comfortable room/bed, super clean. We loved it.
Activity Reviews
Zürich city guided walking tour
Zürich city guided walking tour
Switzerland

Our guide Urs was a joy. He was very interesting and knowledgeable about Zurich. We walked several miles, covering lots of ground and history and seeing so many interesting sights. He stopped for photos and at the end of the tour he gave us a local restaurant recommendation which was delicious. We loved that it was just us, not a group, as it would've been hard to have a lot of people listening to him unless you had headsets. This was so much more personal. He was a pleasure to talk to and definitely takes pride in his job. Highly recommend.

Quality of Experience
Very interesting and we loved walking around the city.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Super knowledgeable guide who loved talking about Zurich.
Paragliding
Paragliding
Switzerland

Oh my gosh, this was the best experience ever! We were both so nervous about doing this but it was incredible. My guide Veit was wonderful and put me at ease. He was so friendly and once we got airborne I was relaxed and able to enjoy this amazing experience. It went by so fast and I cannot describe how exhilarating and peaceful it was. Just incredible!

Quality of Experience
Experienced guides, safety first, very friendly, amazing views. It was incredible.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Veit was the best. He and I just chatted while floating around in the air, no big deal! He made me feel very safe and comfortable.
Local specialist: Tomaz Martinek
Tomaz
Tomaz Martinek
Local specialist in Slovenia | Replied on Oct 24, 2023

Hi Graham, thank you! We are very glad you had such an amazing trip! We look forward to seeing you back soon!

Very satisfied with KimKim and Tomaz
Austria | Aug 12 - Aug 21, 2023

Tom
Tom D.
Baltimore, MD | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023
This was my first time using KimKim and Tomaz, and only my second time using a European based travel agent. I picked KimKim based on online reviews. I was somewhat apprehensive because I had no experience using this agency and had never been to Austria. I admit, I was a bit guarded during the planning process.
Once we received all of our confirmations, I was able to relax. When we got to Austria, we found all of the arrangements to be quite good and reliable. We can't thank you enough. I...
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This was my first time using KimKim and Tomaz, and only my second time using a European based travel agent. I picked KimKim based on online reviews. I was somewhat apprehensive because I had no experience using this agency and had never been to Austria. I admit, I was a bit guarded during the planning process.
Once we received all of our confirmations, I was able to relax. When we got to Austria, we found all of the arrangements to be quite good and reliable. We can't thank you enough. I would recommend you to others.

(The only thing that was confusing for us was KimKim using a partner travel agency -- it would be more reassuring to know in advance.)

Hotel Reviews
Superior Hotel Tirolerhof - Zell am See
Zell am See

Attractive property. Very helpful staff, especially with a health emergency.

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Walkable, clean, quiet.
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IMLAUER HOTEL PITTER Salzburg
Salzburg

A good hotel, friendly staff, nice room.

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Das Tigra Hotel
Vienna

We loved this hotel. Great location, quiet, clean, lovely room, wonderful staff.

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Local specialist: Tomaz Martinek

Our entire trip was truly wonderful. We loved...
Slovenia | Jul 9 - Jul 19, 2023

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Kelley S.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Aug 06, 2023

Our entire trip was truly wonderful. We loved the specialized and personal touch of our local Slovenia guide.

Local specialist: Tomaz Martinek
Tomaz
Tomaz Martinek
Local specialist in Slovenia | Replied on Aug 16, 2023

Hi Kelley, great to hear you loved your trip and I look forward to your next adventure with KimKim.

Budapest-Bratislava-Vienna
Austria | May 6 - May 14, 2023

Mike
Mike M.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 04, 2023
Used KIMKIM to plan a trip of Budpest-Bratislava-Vienna I had used KimKim this time because we'd used them in the past and were able to get the lodging and activities that were off-the-beaten path.
This time around, most of the value-add came in the form of the tours, inter-city transport and transfers, and activities. The lodging portion could more easily and efficiently be done by using other popular tools like Hotels- or Booking.com. In fact, you get visibility and transparency to the...
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Used KIMKIM to plan a trip of Budpest-Bratislava-Vienna

I had used KimKim this time because we'd used them in the past and were able to get the lodging and activities that were off-the-beaten path.
This time around, most of the value-add came in the form of the tours, inter-city transport and transfers, and activities. The lodging portion could more easily and efficiently be done by using other popular tools like Hotels- or Booking.com. In fact, you get visibility and transparency to the pricing by using those tools, whereas with KimKim everything is bundled into one price.
I ultimately did book almost everything with KimKim, because I didn't want to use them for just ideas, and then book direct myself--that feels a bit dishonest. After all, these are real travel agents doing real work.
Best tour--Wolfy's adventures in Vienna for a City Food tour. Can't be beat for authentic experience of the city.
Best hotel: Marrol's Boutique Hotel in Bratislava.

Communication between the agent at Grand Cuvee Tours and me was quick (be mindful of time zone differences).
The whole process was fairly efficient.
If you like everything tied into a neat bow, then KimKim is great. They know the regions from first-hand experience so that helps.

Hotel Reviews
Marrol's Boutique Hotel
Bratislava

A boutique hotel, with all the right touches. Lovely library with a bar, great location as well. Rooms were impecable.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Central, yet very quiet.
Staff
Check in Times at 3pm are silly.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel President
Budapest,
Authenticity & Character
Location
Very central, near the Parliament buildings.
Staff
Well,
Cleanliness & Comfort
A bit run down in areas. Breakfast is in the basement and kind of dreary. Selection was fine, servers looked a bit tired.
Activity Reviews
Biking in Wachau Valley
Biking in Wachau Valley
Vienna

Meh. You really have to like wine to go on this tour. Unfortunately for us the biking part was rained out...so we bussed to different wineries. The little towns we went thru were okay, nothing really stood out. The lunch had limited choices. The boat ride up the river was 90 minutes wasted. I would not recommend.

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Vienna's Sweet and Savory Food Scene
Vienna's Sweet and Savory Food Scene
Vienna

Absolutely, positively a must-do while in Vienna. This takes you a bit off the beat and path, and you experience Vienna like a local, in different neighborhoods around the city. Best of all--it's all centered around food--a true foodie tour, where you taste local cuisine in the company of other great people. Try to get Maria as the tour guide--she's wonderful. This walking tour also gets you on the metro system for a short ride. Dress appropriately 'cause you will be outside. You will love the people you meet, and lots of photo ops as well. Highly recommended. Save the museums for another day.

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Local specialist: Tomaz Martinek
Tomaz
Tomaz Martinek
Local specialist in Slovenia | Replied on Jul 21, 2023

Hi Mike, thank you for your extensive feedback, it is really valuable for our future work. We look forward to seeing you travelling with us in the near future.